Myers Bigel Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America

Myers Bigel Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Myers Bigel, the largest independent patent law firm in the Carolinas, is pleased to announce that five members of its talented legal team have been recognized by the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Randy Ayers, David Beatty, Jim Cannon, Julie Richardson, and Grant Scott are the attorneys named to the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers©.

“The fact that votes for Best Lawyers are made by our peers in the legal profession is extremely gratifying,” said Jim Cannon, Myers Bigel co-managing partner and one of the honorees.

Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation; for the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 7.8 million votes were analyzed. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

The Best Lawyers listing of award winners includes:

Litigation - Intellectual Property
Randy Ayers
Grant J. Scott

Litigation - Patent
Randy Ayers
Julie Richardson

Patent Law
Jim Cannon
Julie Richardson
Grant Scott

Trademark Law
David Beatty

Randy Ayers, David Beatty, Julie Richardson, and Grant Scott have all been nominated for their fifth time in Best Lawyers. Jim Cannon has been nominated for his tenth listing.

The main focus of Ayers and Scott is in the Myers Bigel Electronics/Computer practice group, while Mechanical is the main practice area for Beatty, Cannon and Richardson.

The attorneys in the Mechanical practice have significant industrial experience, which enables them to understand and protect client technologies. The mechanical practice also is integrated with other practices, particularly in the fields of biomedical devices, electromechanical devices, fiber optics, manufacturing control and mechanical design of telecommunications devices.

The Myers Bigel Electronics/Computer practice group works with electronics, microelectronics, telecommunications, and Internet-related technologies for large corporate clients, such as Samsung, Sony, AT&T, Cree, Eaton, and Progress Energy in addition to representing many smaller companies and start-ups.

Additional practice groups at Myers Bigel include Biotechnology, Chemical, Trademark and Litigation.

Operating out of the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina, Myers Bigel represents corporate and university clients located in the Carolinas, throughout the Southeast, across the United States, and in Europe and Asia. The firm provides expertise in all intellectual property areas, including trademark and copyrights, as well as patents.

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Myers Bigel is an intellectual property law firm combining patent law expertise with a stable continuity of counsel to produce quality patents that stand up to scrutiny. We are the largest independent patent law firm in the Carolinas, continually ranked among the top national firms by well-respected legal media and industry organizations. Our knowledgeable, vibrant team of attorneys with degreed technical experience successfully acquires, protects, enforces and defends patent assets and intellectual property in a variety of fields including biotechnology, chemistry, electronics and computing, mechanical and  trademark practice, as well as in litigation. Headquartered in Raleigh in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, with clients spanning the globe, we remain active in symposia, seminars, and continuing education efforts to further best practices in intellectual property protection and enforcement. For more information on our high quality work visit